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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffThe_Emperor_Of_Television Date: Aug 18, 2012 9:27pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Are the pre-1962 episodes of 'The Larkins' safe to upload?

So wait.....a 1950s/early 1960s Television work can be public domain in the country of origin, lack a copyright notice, never registered for copyright anywhere in the world, yet still be considered under copyright in the US? Surely that can't be right.

This post was modified by The_Emperor_Of_Television on 2012-08-19 04:27:55

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Poster: Moongleam Date: Aug 18, 2012 9:48pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Are the pre-1962 episodes of 'The Larkins' safe to upload?

What you said can't be right.

What Video-Cellar said may be right.

If I understand him, he is saying that works "not PD in their source country", i.e., works under copyright in their source country, when GATT went into effect are protected by copyright in the U.S.A.

"So, protected foreign works will remain in copyright in the US for the full term regardless to their status in their source country."

Their copyrights will expire when the copyright of a US work released in the same year would expire; at least, that's my interpretation.

Video-Cellar has posted recently in the Feature Films forum; you may want to ask your question there.


This post was modified by Moongleam on 2012-08-19 04:48:33